FRESHMAN YEAR | 2013: Competed in four meets, including the conference and regional championships...recorded a career-best 6K time of 21:40.10 at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships (43rd)...placed 37th at the Mountain West Championships in 22:58.03...made distance debut at Wisconsin's adidas Invitational, clocking 22:02.00 (226th)...clocked the second-fastest 5K time on the team after finishing eighth at the Colorado State Open in 18:34.70.
HIGH SCHOOL: Landmark Christian High School...USATF All-American in cross country...2009 cross country state champion...school record-holder in cross country (5K)...four-time state champion in the 3200-meter run (2009-11-12-13)...also holds the Georgia state and school record in that event...named the Atlanta Track Club's Cross Country Woman of the Year for four straight years (2009-12)...member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club...graduated within the top 10-percent of class.
PERSONAL: Full name is Lindy Autumn Long...daughter of Dr. James and Lisa Long...has five older siblings, who have all attended a service academy...oldest brothers, Jim (pole vault) and Sam (baseball), both attended Navy and graduated in 2010 and 2011, respectively...brothers Charlie (Class of 2012) and John (Class of 2013) are graduates of Army...older sister, Lainie, is a diver at Air Force and a member of the Class of 2015...majoring in foreign area studies and political science...earning a minor in Spanish...future plans include becoming a pilot...named to the Athletic Director's List...hobbies include reading and cooking...plays the harp...traveled to Honduras on a mission trip over the summer and served as father's dental assistant...member of Cadet Squadron 07.
COACH COLE ON LINDY: "Having some success her freshman year really just showed LL that there's a lot more room to grow. Already one of our top distance runners in the beginning of her second year, Lindy can develop into one of the best distance runners in the Mountain West, but we may also see her competing strong at NCAA Championships before her career is finished."